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will mean more business... for maryland's small businesses. jim smith: and instead of marylanders spending... five hundred and fifty million in other states... ken ulman: question seven will keep that money right here. stephanie rawlings-blake: more jobs, millions for schools. jim smith: i'm voting for question seven. ken ulman: i'm voting for question seven. stephanie rawlings-blake: and i'm voting for question seven. >>> we're covering the storm from top to bottom. >> let's go to kent island. somehow have things gone down in the past hour? >> reporter: they've gone down hill. there are about 1200 people in queen anne's without power. i got off the phone with the director of emergency services here. he says, listen, there are two shelters, kent island high school and centerville middle school. at this point it's not safe. if you're looking outside thinking i should have left yesterday when the mandatory evacuations went into place, don't leave because the wind and the rain are just too much at this point. this is -- don harrison and i have been driving around queen anne's county. earlier
was empty. our extreme weather team watching the maps and computer models overnight. >> meteorologist jim dickey joining us this morning with the very latest. what do you have, jim? >> well, sandy continues to churn its way northward. made the turn that was forecast. the model picking up on last week. now it appears this is going to happen. moving its way north. showing signs of strengthening. unfortunately, wind, 75 miles an hour. not any question the wind could come up a tick. as we head forward. have seen soaking rainfall, outer banks, north carolina, d.c. area, rain band moving on shore. not moving much at all. expecting widespread flooding. huge rainfall totals expected. you can steep that rain is nipping the philadelphia area here. sliding its way through central, southern pennsylvania. and back into pitburg. t -- and back into pittsburgh. and into ohio. focusing on the storm surge. bad path, new jersey, new york city, long island. new england. rains directed on shore. surge expected devastating. 5 to 10 foot storm surge. some cases higher. that's why evacuations have been put out.
voting for qubaltimore.en is an... jim smith: question seven will bring table games like... blackjack and poker to baltimore. stephanie rawlings-blake: you're talking about 500 new jobs. ken ulman: and increased tourism will mean more business... for maryland's small businesses. jim smith: and instead of marylanders spending... five hundred and fifty million in other states... ken ulman: question seven will keep that money right here. stephanie rawlings-blake: more jobs, millions for schools. jim smith: i'm voting for question seven. ken ulman: i'm voting for question seven. stephanie rawlings-blake: and i'm voting for question seven. >>> and welcome back to our special storm coverage. now breaking news out of new jersey. where the oyster creek nuclear power plant declared an alert due to flooding. they were offline due to fueling, not currently generating power. u.s. nuclear regulatory commission said this is the second-lowest of four action levels and they anticipate the water levels will begin to abate over the next few hours. we will of course keep you updated. there are eight nuclear facil
forvoting for qubaltimore.en is an... jim smith: question seven will bring table games like... blackjack and poker to baltimore. stephanie rawlings-blake: you're talking about 500 new jobs. ken ulman: and increased tourism will mean more business... for maryland's small businesses. jim smith: and instead of marylanders spending... five hundred and fifty million in other states... ken ulman: question seven will keep that money right here. stephanie rawlings-blake: more jobs, millions for schools. jim smith: i'm voting for question seven. ken ulman: i'm voting for question seven. stephanie rawlings-blake: and i'm voting for question seven. >>> and you're looking at a live picture of nags, head, north carolina, as the country anticipates and braces for hurricane sandy, this is a monster of a storm, you see the seafoam developing there and spraying towards the camera. it's going to be cold there as well, not good news. >> this is just the early signs there. you see matt gutman walking into frame. this is the early sign, this is rehoboth beach. we're expecting days and days of mu
, 50 homes have been destroyed by a fire in queens. it happened while you were sleeping. jim describes this incredible scene. >> community of 4200 homes out heres this is a community that lost the most people during 9/11, firefighters and cops during 9/11, the community was hit horribly tonight. 6:30, they lost power. the water came rushing in. many here expected that there would be flooding and loss of power. the fire erupted on one of the walks out here and went from walk to walk to walk. the fire was right across from us. as the fire just spread, we evacuated not once, we waded our way to another home and realized the parking lot we were next to, the cars started to blow up in that parking lot. we had to leave there and went to another home. the fire continued to spread. my understanding it has spread acrossed 12 blocks of breezy point, an area they call the wedge. it's a place i'm familiar with. i spent summers down here, it's destroyed tonight. now, we are in a church, there is about 40 of us that are, as we speaks about to be evacuated and taken out of here on because. there is n
correspondent jim avila set out to show us tonight. jim? >> reporter: so, diane, we're at the virginia beach, virginia, training center, i'm with a firefighter here who is going to show us what happened when a commercial gas meter breaks. the pilot light will be on. and look how fast it will take off. it's a frightening sound, and sight. natural gas burns fast and long. and after a natural disaster like hurricane sandy, where houses have been moved off their foundations, and whole blocks levelled from fire, it's a hazard at every turn. there is little clue, except a sulfur smell, that is purposely added to the gas as a warning that danger lingers. so what are we approaching here? you can kind of smell that rotten egg smell. >> right. we're simulating a broken gas line here, and that smell is the merkapten injected into natural gas. >> reporter: okay, so when it goes up, end kind of goes up like your outside gas grill, it's hot. >> right. right now it's seeking an ignition source. ignition source can come from anything from a fuse on a light pole or a cigarette butt. >> reporter: but there's
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canceled. abc's jim avila has details from reagan national airport in washington. good morning, jim. >> reporter: good morning. we're pretty much at a ground stop across the eastern seaboard with trains, planes and buses, even cruise ships told to go away. look at this, reagan national, 7:00 on a monday morning, this should be jammed with people. almost totally empty. as we walk across the concourse, the board here is really a wall of cancellations. all the flights canceled here except for a handful are getting out. so it's really quite a mess. and people are being told to stay away from the airports. >> reporter: this morning, much of the nation as a standstill. the per romps superstorm crippling much of america's transportation system. amtrak trains and airports from north carolina to boston virtually shut down. nearly 7,000 flights canceled. most either fly from or through one of the hubs in sandy's path. >> you prepare, prepare, prepare, then they change. >> reporter: all those cancellations are creating a ripple effect. forcing delays as far west as seattle and san francisco. s
, and to america, has never been stronger. incredible opportunity forvoting for qubaltimore.en is an... jim smith: question seven will bring table games like... blackjack and poker to baltimore. stephanie rawlings-blake: you're talking about 500 new jobs. ken ulman: and increased tourism will mean more business... for maryland's small businesses. jim smith: and instead of marylanders spending... five hundred and fifty million in other states... ken ulman: question seven will keep that money right here. stephanie rawlings-blake: more jobs, millions for schools. jim smith: i'm voting for question seven. ken ulman: i'm voting for question seven. stephanie rawlings-blake: and i'm voting for question seven. >>> it's "pop news." and our entertainment reporter and host of "on the red carpet" rachel smith, is here with all the hot news. what's going on? >> there's a lot going on, dan. let's start things off with the newlywed, jessica biel. she's settled right into married life, a week after her fairy tale wedding to justin timberlake in italy, she's changing her last name to timberlake. i think i won the
who writes in, i would like you to thank our local fire companies for the dedication. my dad, jim lions, who has been a volunteer fireman for 56 years in harford county just left his house to serve us. all those volunteers and paid men and women who are with the fire and police thank you. your job is incredible. there are a few outages now. bge is expecting homes and businesses too lose hower. cheryl o'conner is live with the people of pge. she is going to see when the power will be back on. >> reporter: that's right. we are inside the emergency operation center. i can show you latest on the outage map. primarily it is green. there are a few outages. you can see it is green. state workers are monitoring the very latest conditions. also they are looking at requests from counties. here they deploy extra resources. speaking of help, bge is greeting workers from multiple states. we'll show you activity as the staging ground for the crews. we talked to people from tennessee and illinois busy checking out equipment and making sure they are ready to help out ifpower outages are reported.
in with josie. that's an area you want to stay away from. >> reporter: jim and killie, the water here on the jones falls continues to rise. two hours ago it started to crest. here it is well over the banks and over into the parking lot here and flooding is going to continue to become a problem. they have been preparing for that. i want to give you an update, baltimore police just sent out this update about five minutes ago saying 83 north on the westbound, the northern parkway ramp is flooded and closed until further notice. so they are getting the word out about that. lots of people are very interested in the flooding, about a half hour ago two gentlemen came down and across the bridge here and did something we would not add advise. they wanted to take pictures so they waded in the water. police and emergency responders will tell you that is a really bad idea. if you get stuck they will have to come after you. the mayor said earlier that you have to take care of yourselves, they have to focus on the greater needs and don't want to have to worry about you. keep that in mind. back to y
neighborhood incomes queens new york. >> 50 homes destroyed. jim describes the incredible scene. we will run the video for you to hear. >> 4200 homes out here. this is a community that lost the most people during 9/11, the firefighters and cops during 9/11, the community was hit horribly tonight. around 6:30, they lost power. the water came rushing in. many expected there will be flooding and loss of power. the fire erupted on one of the walks out here and went from walk to walk to walk. we were in a home and the fire was across from us. as the fire spread, we evacuated not once, was waded our way to another and home realized the cars started to blow up in that parking lot. we had to leave there. we went to another home and the fire continued to spread. my understanding, it has spread acrossed about 12 blocks of breezy point , the wedge. it's a place i'm very particular with. i spent summers down here. it's destroyed tonight. right now, we are in a church. there is about 40 of us that are as we speak are about to be evacuated and taken out of here on a bus, there is no option to stays there
explain. thoughts of the legacy of slavery, jim crow and overcoming. converging in one epic instant. >> my dad, he cried, my household was very emotional. my family got together. >> i called my pops. it was a day he never thought he'd ever see. i never thought i would ever see it. >> reporter: but it is now four years later and euphoria has given way to the harsh reality of economic pain. and there are scars created by a divided country. still, at times wrestling with issues of race. a new black entertainment television documentary series, "second coming," peels back the layers of the devoted by complicated relationship black voters have with the president. >> crime is rising. >> he's doing a good job or bad job? >> he hasn't had a whole lot of time. >> he's got four years. >> i think there's no doubt the thrill is gone. that moment in 2008 was a once in a lifetime experience. >> reporter: mark levin sent teams around the country to talk to blacks from every walk of life. >> did i think he was going to save black america? no. >> reporter: there are frustrations. as blacks have been hit har
. . >> jim to give you an idea how busy it's been, the last person in line in randall's town didn't get to vote until 11:00. two days were lost due to the hurricane and two days were added and some people are not going to wait. >> it's after work, thursday, if you're outside at the fartherest part of the line teheran dals town community center for early voting, you won't get to the door for 45  mince and once you get in the door prepare to wait 2 more hours. >> we'll stand in the short line and you'll quote get to vote. >> even the short line takes a little more than an hour to get through. for seniors this a break from a line that is about 6 hundred people long. that didn't matter to this man. if the line were a thousand people long, when he was born wood row wilson was president. >> they must vote. it's a privilege and for somebody my age, being 94, i don't know when i'll be able to do this again for a president so i did it today and my wife was with me. >> husbands and wives and whole families dealt with the line. even complete strangers. these people became friends in the lin
'easter is developing off the coast. here's meteorologist jim dickey of accuweather.com. >> good morning, rob and sunny. unfortunately, keeping it chilly across the northeast. many spots without power. these are temperatures you expect you step out the door this morning. many in the 30s. burlington, syracuse, around the freezing point, pittsburgh, detroit. it's not going to end. sandy, what's left of it, large area of low pressure spinning over canada continuing to usher in chilly air. a couple showers here, nothing much in the way of precipitation but this northwesterly wind will continue. that brings that chilly air in out of can did turning progressively colder each night headed through the weekend and that sets the stage for potentiacoastal snowstorm. wouldn't be anything like sandy here. more your typical nor'easter. two potential paths, one could take it out to sea. rob and sunny, back to you. >> say it ain't so. >>> new york officials are facing criticism for going forward with the new york marathon this sunday despite the devastation left behind by sandy. the actual course through the city's fi
zone. abc's jim avila shows us some of the surprising ways natural gas could blow. >>> that brings us to the fire ravaged community in the new york city borough of queens. for the first time yesterday, residents were able to viz sit their burned out homes. 111 burned in the firestorm. all the rez,000 dnts who lost everything, all they could do was go poke around in the ashes hoping just to find something. for some it was simply too much. >> i can't believe -- just two months ago we were down here. it's crazy. >> new york governor andrew cuomo toured the fire zone yesterday and promised residents that their community will be rebuilt. >>> and, i -- i keep coming back to the story. of all the scenes we have seen. countless scenes to kind of, it breaks your heart. that scene, in breezy point really its heartbreaking. not just your home, but your friend and neighbors for years. and even itch you survived it, you, you are in the midst of this scene. >> destruction. think that's what we saw in the ninth ward. katrina. certain people lost their homes. but those who still had homes, all they h
. >> for more on where it is going and what's left we are joined by accuweather's jim dickey. good morning, jim. >> good morning, rob and paula. well, the worst looks like it is over here. sandy will slowly weaken as we head forward. a look at radar imagery, the northeast and mid-atlantic. >> okay. technical difficulty there. we apologize for that too. the question we were talking about earlier, the brunt of the storm is over. at issue, back surge, we are talking about, of course, high tide, as well, in a few hours this morning. >> i was talking with our meteorologist ginger zee. i said is it over? what more can we expect? she says there will be a back surge. with the back surge, you might expect higher wind. we don't know to anticipate more flooding, probably going to come when the sunrises. when the sun rises that's when we'll see the aftermath of the extent of the storm. sam champion our weather editor said, quote, this is the scenario everyone feared when making disaster plans. >> that's why, nickname it the perfect storms. so many dangerous factors collided and now we are seeing the afterm
that things are getting worse. >> so we took that particular question to meteorologist jim dickey of accuweather.com to see how unusual a weather pattern like this is. >> good morning, rob and paula. well sandy will likely go down as one of if not the worst storms to ever impact the new jersey beaches and new york city. the reason behind this unprecedented impact is the unusual path this storm took. sandy's path took it directly into southern new jersey. a worst case scenario for the region. now here, every line you see on this graphic is the track the tropical system took that impacted the new york city area. well, as you can see, a number of tropical systems did hit through the years. no storm took that path into southern new jersey like sandy did on monday. so, why this unusual path? why is it unseen until now? first off, important to note, tropical systems do spot in october. the atlantic hurricane season ends november 30th here, there is a secondary peak in october of tropical storm formation. in fact it is because the storm occurred so late in october, in my opinion, that it
in the details. >> reporter: this is what did it all. for 32 years, now retired baltimore city officer jim snyder tried to do all the little things right. >> i stopped him. >> reporter: even in the biggest story of his career. >> to help stop a killer. >> reporter: the video may seem dated now, but the memory of that month back in 2002 is far from faded. ten people killed, three critically injured. the targets as unsettling as the act. gas stations, buses, schools. the dc sniper paralyzed life inside and out two beltways putting evything in life on hold. >> you had to live through it to appreciate what we had gone through that day, just to get gas. >> reporter: snyder didn't just live through it, he worked it. he chased his fair share of white box trucks and misguided jbut it ^where he would find the devil. >> a chevy caprice parked at this gas station blocking the door where he knew the restaurant got its delivery. the windows fogged, clothes piled up in the back even what he thought was a rusted out hole in the trunk. the time 2:30 in the morningment >> you didn't think much of it? >> no. just
this. but a new storm could be on the way. >> that's right. accuweather meteorologist jim dickey tells us exactly what's on the horizon, now, for the northeast. >> good morning, rob and sunny. many spots across the northeast and new england still without power after sandy here. unfortunately, we are keeping it chilly. a big area of low pressure spinning over canada. much weakened. but it continues to drag in the chilly air as we move forward. progressively colder each night here. bundle up out there. it sets the stage for a potential storm. a nor'easter. not what we saw with sandy. but tuesday to wednesday time frame, watching the system closely for potential impact. rob and sunny, back to you. >> that news just makes me want to hide under the desk. >>> the storm is prompting, of course, an enormous relief effort. and we here at abc and our parent company are encouraging everyone to pitch in. >> this is a day of giving. many of our shows will show you how you, too, can help. the announcement follows disney's $2 million donation for relief and rebuilding efforts. >> good to see our pare
. jim avila is in washington, reagan national airport. it's one of the airports that are trying to get back to normal. good morning, jim. >> reporter: good morning, george. look behind me. the planes are back. the smell of the jet fuel is here. the roar of the engines are back. all along the east coast, the airlines saying today is reboot today. the major exception, as you point out, la guardia airport. let's look at the pictures, la guardia from the air. you're seeing all kinds of problems there. it's right on the long island sound. it was overrun by the flood waters. jfk, the other major airport in new york, is running. and some of the planes began to land there. for la guardia, that's a few days away. the faa has to inspect the runways before they can reopen. that's the situation on the east coast for the airports, george. >> jim, thanks. >>> let's get back to josh with the morning's other top stories. >> we're going to begin with the presidential race, now less than a week away. there's new polls that show president obama holding on to a slight lead in the three major battleground
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